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Can You Hear Me Now? Telephones and Cell Phones for People with Hearing Loss
September 27, 2012 1:30 - 3:00 PM E.T.

People with hearing loss often find it difficult and frustrating to communicate by telephone.  This webinar will examine Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT) which can improve telephone communication for people with hearing loss. Become familiar with available telephone options for both landline and cell phones in order to evaluate which technology will work for you or someone you know! Presented by Ann Liming and Elizabeth Kobylak, Hearing Technology Resource Specialists with the Hearing Loss Association of Michigan and Michelle Seybert, UCP of Michigan.

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Adapting Email and Access to Social Media for People with Disabilities; August 22, 2012

How can people with print disabilities and those who use assistive technology access email and other Social media? What about You Tube and Facebook? Join us to learn and share! Presented by the Michigan Assistive Technology Program staff members, Kathryn Wyeth and Cathy McAdam.

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Webinar: Customize Your Ride! Modified Vehicle Overview

Investing in a vehicle with modifications can seem like an overwhelming process. We reviewed important steps to take when considering the purchase of a modified vehicle,  such as evaluation, licensing requirements, vehicle selection, funding sources, training, and maintaining equipment. Presented by Michelle Seybert, Loan Funds Manager at UCP of Michigan.

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Free Webinar: I-Devices, Android and Apps 

Learn about accessibility features in i-devices  like the iPod Touch and iPad and be introduced to apps for helping people remember, get things done, take notes and make lists, turn visual information into sound, magnify and identify objects and colors. You'll learn about demonstrations of i-devices and apps through Michigan's Assistive Technology Program and some resources for learning about the ever growing number of helpful apps for people with disabilities. This webnar was presented by Kathryn Wyeth and M. Catherine McAdam from Michigan Disability Rights Coalition/Assistive Technology Program on April 26, 2011.

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Accessible Gardening

Spring is around the corner! Have you started planning for a garden? This webinar will give you ideas for the design/set up of accessible gardens including:  surfaces, path widths, planting ideas, such as: scent gardens, texture plants and living walls, raised beds and other containers that promote access, adaptive tools, community resources, and additional hints and tips for gardeners and supporters.  Create a garden that everyone can enjoy!

This webinar was presented by Master Gardener Laurie Reiser on March 22, 2012. 

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How to Make PowerPoint Presentations Accessible for All

This webinar was presented by Michigan's Assistive Technology Program staff member Kathryn Wyeth on January 19, 2012 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

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Rent-to-Own, Payday Lenders, Credit Repair - How to Evaluate the Real Cost and Avoid the Pitfalls. 

This webinar was held on November 10, 2011 and presented by Glenn and Ken Ashley.

Learn the pitfalls of credit cards and credit repair, what Rent-to-Own and Payday lenders really cost you, and other ways people can take big chunks of your money. Presented by Glenn Ashley from the Michigan Loan Funds at UCP Michigan.

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Webinar: Assistive Technology (AT) and the Disability Identity September 22, 2011 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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Webinar: AT for Communication in Emergencies August 25, 2011 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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